Nothing much to say except thank you everyone for the wonderful response to the katybag pattern and the katybags in the shop!
I realized long ago that I am not a whipper-up. Or a whip-upper. Or whatever those people are who can finish a project in 30 minutes. Mine take forever. This also means I blog about projects very infrequently. Or else I cheat by talking about slopers and taking photos of the cardboard crafts the kids and I do. Which I like a lot, of course, but they get sat on (usually by Kate) quite soon after being made and don't have much staying power as a result.
I've also been working on Christmas presents. I was feeling very smug about already doing Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving but then Jenna snuck out of bed and caught me sewing something in the living room one night. Annoyingly, the supposedly-Christmas gift has now become a lowly Sample the kids are QC-ing for me. Ratsratsratsratsratsrats. I've decided that I will have to relax my morals and start lying to the kids about what I'm making in the future. But it is hard. I am a poor liar.
A good thing that has come out of Being Found Out is that I am now moved to share the Ex-Christmas Gift with you all before Christmas. So look out in the shop for something odd soon. All I can say is that it has velcro and that the velrco bits are miniscule. And (unless something goes terribly wrong) it might work for boys too.
P.S. There has to be a better way of handmaking gifts for one's own children without them seeing it and without having to lie and without having to work on it at 3 am.
P.P.S. So much for "nothing much to say." Hah!